What else will I do?

What next will I say?

That’s all he could speak

Watching me with eyes brimmed

Òdo! Olójú ja. Shíọ̀

Giving up and giving in

Gave up at the edge of winning

I have reached my limit -

No longer can he strive

̀lẹ, ọmọ àle. Mā l, mi ò e ọ̀rẹ́ mọ́.

Tip of the iceberg they saw

Thought life is meant to be rosy?

No pain no gain such is life

Useless, they are they cannot even bear

Kúrọ̀ l’ẹ̀gbẹ́ mi, ō ti ẹ̀ ní ìfaradà díẹ̀

Climbing the rocky mountain

Crossing the drippy valley

For the love of sunshine and promise

Hold on at the premise of difficulty

Ọ̀rẹ́ mi pinnu láti b’orí oun gbogbo

If you waver on the days of sickness

If you give in the days of cruelty

If you snot and fear during evil

Living life hard and strong makes you live long

Ọ̀rẹ́ máae bẹ̀rù; alágbára ló n ṣẹ́gun ayé

Life isn’t for the weak and simple

Its strife and hustling all day long

If you think you can’t win, then you lost

For your heart is weak on days of adversity

A á fi ọ́ e yẹ̀yẹ́: ol’óríre l’ayé mọ̀

Live hard, strong, face odds, overcome all

You live longer and happier, death is fake

Strive hard, do not be cruel to others

What you sow you reap, even when you strive with ease

Má gbàgbè pé asán l’ayé; fẹ́ràn ẹnìkejì r

Olanrewaju Oluwatosin Racheal pen name 'Tosraheal' is an avid reader and a budding young writer, she loves art and likes to dabble in different creative works. 
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